Monday, February 22, 2021

The Scattergories Files

Okay, here's something out of left field. Maybe you just needed a diversion today.

My sister and I dug our old Scattergories game out of the game cupboard, and discovered a bunch of used game papers. For some reason I found reading through the random, out-of-context words and phrases oddly meditative. And funny.

So before I threw the papers away, I thought I'd share some of their contents here for you to peruse. I dunno, read them aloud to yourself to calm your mind or something. Or use them for creative writing inspiration.

Lists of random things are too important to go to waste!

Thomas Edison
Electric Slide
Eels
Ecru

Albacore tuna
Ate bad food
Apple pie
Annette Funicello
Anyang, China

ITT Tech
Iberia
Itchy rashes
Icy roads
The Indian in the Cupboard

Rio de Janeiro
Reese’s Pieces
Resort stays
Reeboks

Nougat
Nobel Prize
Nutmeg
Not turning off lights
Nail clippers
Neatly store it
Newt
Nitpicking
Nightshade

Wahoo’s Fish Tacos
Frank Lloyd Wright
White peaches

Jicama

Aioli
Aviornis
Attempt to hijack a bus

Intake valves
Important documents
Idaho
IV fluid
Investment

Death Valley
Dental work
Dark secrets

Edsel
Eating others' food
Eryops
Eggplant

Krispy Kreme doughnuts
Keeping other people awake
Kohl
Kronosaurus
Kite flying

Recreational rowing
Rail shooters

Carburetor
Cravat
Cratons
Copy and paste
Chasing dreams

In the woods
Inyo County
International peace summits
Irving
Indigo
Internet cats
Irritatingly long lines

Terrible heat
Taking out the trash

England in winter
Evil ninjas
Even Stevens

Lieopleurodon
Lofty dreams
Last frontiers
Louie Armstrong

Titanium atom
Terribly
Tap dance
Ticker tape
Tuberculosis
"The Great"

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Egg timer
Exam supplies
Extremely frightening clowns

Bricklike fruitcake

Guardedly
Grate cheese
Gargoyles
Garnish
Got lice
Grand master

Fondue
Found clues
Fandango
Foghorn
Four score and seven years ago...
Fish without eyes

Hypsilophodon
Highway 126
Hungry people
Hard drive

Cooking Light
Columbus, OH
Candy corn
Corvette
Cufflinks
Cop impersonation

Anti-ballistic missile
Arguing birds

Not legal things

Really crazy effects work
Rambunctious
Rowdy guests
Real food

Had lice
Honorable judge

Occidental
Oppressive sewer smell
Overbearing parents

Baton Rouge
Brillo-pad hair
Bringing someone dinner

Lousy evidence
Laguna
Lash him with a wet noodle
Last inning
Lemon yellow
Long lines

Knickers
Killer robots
Kids wreaking havoc
Kerberos, the moon of Pluto

Car headlights
Calculus textbooks
Crepe paper

Peel an orange
Prize machines

Rate My Professor
Rice pudding
Reuben sandwiches

Caught by pirates
Canberra
Calliope

Lamprey
Luxembourg

Nowhere near me
Nut brittle
New shoes

Junior prom
Jumping and jiving
Jalopy

Applying varnish

Transmission
Terrible odors
Taco night
Torque wrench 

So many things
Supernova
Sorbet
Surreptitiously
Sappy endings

Woodlands
West L. A.
War memorials
Warm spring nights
Wilhelmina
Wearing ferrets as hats

Marianas Trench
My evil twin
Macaroni and clams

Most improved
Marjoram
Malted milkshakes

Khublai Khan
Knowledgable employees

Gas station owner
Grandma's cooking
Go outside
General Sherman
Guilt-prone

Whooping cough shot
Walking fast
Waste in bin

Incredible cake
Ignition
Imply things to people

Ridiculed
Right click

Rice Dream
Red socks
Room numbers
Really big fish
Rutabaga

Potatoes of sorts
Play in the rain

Kicking your feet while swimming
Kilometer of air

Barn caretaker
Mindless behavior

Jabberwocky hunting

Infant fingers
Italian seasoning

Back of knee
Bakalava
Baryon

Rich feasts
Rocky planets

Large asteroids
Lovely singing

Good old fashioned top hat
Glistening lights
Garden gnomes

Tap dance routine
Tiger lily
Tasmanian devils
Too lazy

Suspects
Sandwich shops
Sad moments

Wherever in America
With a bat
WONDERFULNESS

Minneapolis
Malicious spiders
Mavericks

Whistling Hills Way
In the wind
Off-white

Good kinds
Glee club
Gas particles
Gullible

Jam it in the fridge
Jumpers
Just about nothing

Ear canal
E-check
Edible snacks

Implements to find Sasquatch
Ichabod
Incredible weather
Importance to life as we know it

Figgy pudding
Flattery will get you nowhere
Flat land
Flying planes

Salty pretzels
Sudden death
Safety shelters

Laser guns
Lunar... ness
Lengthy conversations

My hands
Most wanted
Mercedes

Inconclusive evidence

Lacrosse
Lymph nodes
Lint

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